Bye Bye Blackbird

Album: Bye Bye Blackbird (1926)
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  • Pack up all your cares and woes
    Here I go singing low,
    bye bye blackbird.

    Where someone waits for me
    Sugars sweet and so is he,
    bye bye blackbird.

    No one here can love and understand me,
    Oh what hard luck stories thay all hand me.

    Make my bed and light the light
    I'll arrive late tonight,
    blackbird bye bye
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Comments: 3

  • Bill from West GeorgiaPeter Falk in the back of an ambulance with 3 prostitutes sang this one in the film Anzio in 1968. I always thought it was "singin' low", but "winging" makes more sense.
  • Geoff from Adelaide, AustraliaThe Bluebird of Happiness was written in 1934 when the Great Depression was fading.
    This song, written in 1924 during the seemingly carefree Roaring Twenties, seems to be about the blackbird of unhappiness.
    It was played at every trad jazz performance I ever heard, along with When the Saints Go Marching In.
    It seems to be about someone leaving a bad situation to return to a familiar, happy place and a woman. Maybe the blackbird is mental dissatisfaction, similar to the "black dog" of depression. Maybe the blackbird is a woman, perhaps with dark hair or skin.
  • .jennifer GrozelleI heard this song on tv two days ago on a 1970 episode of THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY.
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